Member of Parliament for Tamale North, Alhassan Suhuyini has gotten called on the Police to charge MP for Assin North, Kennedy Agyapong for threatening the late investigative reporter Ahmed Suale prior to his death.
Clarifying the factor for which the NDC in its just recently launched policy consisted of a campaign promise of reopening inquiries right into the murder of Mr Suale, the lawmaker claimed is to “assure journalist that they will have the freedom to practice their trade, with the love that they have always shown for their profession. But even when, an individual or a group of individuals decide to threaten them to a point of committing crime against them, the state will be there to serve them justice”.
He continued; “For me, this Ahmed Suale issue there are some straight forward issues. For example, if for nothing at all, we do know that a sitting member of parliament very close to this government was on record to have threatened the young man.
“Threatening someone in this country is a crime, for God’s sake. To threaten someone and to incite people against another person, it’s another crime. And he did all of that on live TV. What kind of investigation does the Ghana police service need to establish that indeed that member of parliament incited people against the murdered Ahmed?
“I want him (Kennedy Agyapong) to be charged, not just invited…At least if for nothing at all, for the incitement and for the threats, let us carry our further investigations to establish who murdered Ahmed Suale. But as to who incited people and who threatened him, we know.”
The NDC in its manifesto states if it comes it power come the December elections, it plans to carry out investigations into the murder of Ahmed Suale and other unsolved instances with the sight to penalize the perpetrators and also sufficiently make up the dependents of the victims.
Ahmed Suale was shot in the neck and also chest by unidentified attackers while he was driving home in Accra on the evening of 16 January 2019. He died on the spot. He worked closely with Anas’ expose ‘Number 12’ which reveal corruption in football across Africa, leading to the restriction of previous Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi and also suspension of greater than 70 match officials.
Source: Ghana Waves